Singapore's government said Friday it's "very likely" that the air travel bubble with Hong Kong will not begin on May 26 as planned.
Hong Kong-listed shares of Alibaba fell 4.03% on Friday after the firm posted its first operating loss as a public company in its fiscal fourth quarter.
Investors are worried that a rapid rise in inflation may force central banks to raise interest rates and implement other tightening measures.
Stocks in Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and Australia were among those that fell on Tuesday.
The new manufacturing site would be able to produce several hundred of million doses of mRNA-based vaccines per year, depending on the type, BioNTech said.
Vivian Balakrishnan, a medical doctor before entering politics, said subsequent waves of coronavirus infections will be a usual occurrence in the coming years.
Economists expect as many as 1 million payrolls were added last month in the United States and the unemployment rate likely fell from 6% to 5.8%.
The company's media business includes English broadsheets The Straits Times and The Business Times, as well as Chinese newspaper Lianhe Zaobao.
Dale Fisher, chair of the WHO Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network, says he's confident in the way Singapore is managing its coronavirus outbreaks.
Dale Fisher of the National University of Singapore says he has confidence that the Covid situation in Singapore will start to improve over the "next couple of weeks."
Singapore said the "double mutant" coronavirus variant first detected in India has been found among locally transmitted cases in the city state.
Markets in China, Japan, and Thailand were closed on Monday for holidays.
Friday's session followed an overnight session on Wall Street where major U.S. indexes finished higher.
Singapore's health ministry reported 16 new locally transmitted coronavirus cases on Thursday, the highest number since mid July.
Paul Tham, CEO of Keppel REIT, says he's a lot more positive on the outlook for commercial real estate than he was a few months ago as economies recover and the Covid vaccine rollout continues.
The Philippines' new law will reduce corporate income tax and boost foreign investment into the country, finance secretary Carlos Dominguez said.
Shares of HSBC in Hong Kong jumped 2% on Tuesday after the firm said its pre-tax profit rose 79% in the first quarter to $5.8 billion, topping expectations.
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